Does air pollution affect health?
Can early deaths be prevented when air pollution is considered?
Research results from The European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE) concluded that even when air pollution levels are within the European set limits there can still be a huge impact on health.
Air pollution measurements and clinical data from 30 cohort studies including pregnancy outcomes, rates of heart disease, cancers, asthma and allergies, specific disease biomarkers, causes of death and death rates were used to establish this finding.
ESCAPE is funded by The European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.
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This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the health professionals as part of the care and support provided.